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Tian tang kou (2007)

Set in Shanghai during the 1930s, the story is inspired by John Woo's classic work Bullet in the Head, released in 1990.

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Ah Feng
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Da Gang
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Lulu (as Shu Qi)
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Xiao Hu
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Su Zhen (as Lulu Li)
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Boss Hong
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Mark
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Mei
Dian Lun Zhang ...
Xi Yan (as Zhang Dian Lun)
Jie Gao ...
Boss Chen (as Gao Jie)
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Newspaper Boy (as Gui Yong Xin)
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Lulu's Maid (as Zhang Li Qiu)
Ren Yuen Wu ...
Hu's Father (as Wu Ren Yuen)
Xiao Hu Ding ...
Rickshaw Man (as Ding Xiao Hu)
Xiang Hu ...
Young Vietnamese Man (as Hu Xiang)
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Set in Shanghai during the 1930s, the story is inspired by John Woo's classic work Bullet in the Head, released in 1990.

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The days of innocence have passed. They must make their choices like men. But at what costs? Is blood really thicker than water?

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »
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16 August 2007 (China)  »

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Blood Brothers  »

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HKD 47,000,000 (estimated)
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Tian Tang Kou
Music by Kubert Leung
Lyrics by Francis Lee
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Routine period gangster flick
1 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Apparently a reworking of John Woo's BULLET IN THE HEAD - not that you'll recognise much of it - BLOOD BROTHERS is a film made with a lot of effort behind it. The sumptuous 1930s settings are brought to life in a similar way to BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and the costumes, sets, and everything else is quite exemplary. Plus, they've brought in actors of the calibre - and popularity - of Daniel Wu, Shu Qi, and Ye Liu to act in the production. It has to be good, right?

Well, no, not really. The problem with BLOOD BROTHERS is that the storyline is extremely simplistic, concerning only half a dozen or so main characters who end up betraying and falling out with one another as the story progresses. It's way too slow-moving and simplistic for the running time, meaning that much of this is rather dull, despite the best efforts of those involved. The acting is fine and there are a couple of exciting scenes, but overall the director is sub-par and the story feels routine and all too familiar.


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